Author: Courtney Sperlazza, MPH

Courtney Sperlazza, MPH, is an epidemiologist who has worked in medical research on projects ranging from breast cancer epidemiology to end-of-life decision-making. When she’s not researching, she’s running biohacking experiments on herself, competing with her husband at everything, or taxiing her kids to sports, not in that order.

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How Ashwagandha Helps You Stress Less and Handle More

First things first: it’s pronounced osh-wah-GONE-duh. Ashwagandha root is an Ayurvedic herb that’s crossing into the mainstream, thanks to its...

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8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Young As You Age

Your brain burns through an immense amount of energy. That’s why you feel the signs when your power supply is...

Himalayan Pink Salt Benefits -- Why It’s Better Than Table Salt

Himalayan Salt Benefits: Why It’s Better Than Table Salt

Along with fat, salt has been demonized for decades in the name of heart health. Truth is, you can consider...

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What is Metabolic Flexibility and How Can You Achieve It?

Being flexible comes in handy in all sorts of situations. Bad weather keeping you from your morning run outside? No...

Magnesium Deficiency Signs, Symptoms and How to Fix It

Are You Tired, or Is It Low Magnesium? Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

It’s hard to pinpoint magnesium deficiency as the source of your troubles when the mineral is involved in so many...

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How to Choose the Best Keto Creamer

When you first start the keto diet, one of the first big steps is transitioning out of your sugary morning...

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How to Do an Elimination Diet and Why Everyone Should Try One

Do you have a food intolerance? You may have mystery issues that seem to come and go, or lingering brain...

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How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora After Antibiotics (and More)

You have a gut feeling that your digestion is out of whack. Maybe you have to take a course of...

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Why Carb Cycling Can Be an Effective Strategy for Keto Dieters

For keto dieters, watching your carbohydrate intake is absolutely essential. After all, there are specific macronutrient ratios that you need...

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How to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

The weather changes. You traveled by plane. You lost a night of sleep. And now you’re feeling … blegh. You...

Does Bulletproof Coffee Break Your Intermittent Fast

Does Bulletproof Coffee Break Your Intermittent Fast?

If you’ve done your research, you know that intermittent fasting can improve your focus, lower inflammation and reduce your risk...

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The Best Macro Tracker Apps to Hit Your Wellness Goals

No matter what you hope to accomplish with your diet, your macronutrients—fat, carbohydrates and protein—come into play. Macro trackers can...

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We Tested Four Sleep Tracker Apps and Wearables: Here are the Best Ones

Statistics show that a third of people reading this do not get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep makes you...

How to Choose the Best Magnesium Supplement for Your Body

How to Choose the Best Magnesium Supplement for Your Body

Magnesium is one of the most fascinating micronutrients out there. It affects everything from energy to brain function—but most of...

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Is NAD+ the Anti-Aging Miracle Pill? Here’s What the Science Says

When it comes to the supplementation game, NAD+ doesn’t always get the nod it deserves. While amino acids, multivitamins and protein...

5 Ways to Support Your Body's Sleep Cycle

5 Ways to Support Your Body’s Sleep Cycle, According to a Circadian Rhythm Expert

Have you ever noticed that you feel wide awake after a late-evening trip through the grocery store? Or, do you...